Interfuit. The Belgian artist features 3 new videos ("Travel", "Oil workers (from the Shell company of Nigeria) returning home from work, caught in torrential rain" and "Highway Wreck") and a series of preparatory drawings, storyboards of his films.
Yvon Lambert is pleased to announce the 3rd solo show dedicated to David Claerbout and the
first at the Paris gallery from October 24 to November 22, 2013. For this exhibition, the Belgian
artist will present 3 new videos and a series of preparatory drawings, storyboards of his films.
«Interfuit : il a été là (...) il a été absolument, irrécusablement présent, et cependant déjà différé.» R. Barthes (La chambre claire)
When someone speaks of digital manipulation this implies that there must have been an original that is ’pure’ and not manipulated. Photography has indeed been thought of in terms of ‘not mani- pulated’ by the nature and the grace of the medium.
The mutual authentication between camera and the subject in front of the lens has brought forth an entire visual culture. Until recently that is. The impact of the disillusionment cannot yet be measured, but what seems to dawn is that we now pre-conceive a photograph before we look or take one. What we are left with is already the memory of photography as it was, and a bit of its fictional powers. But soon its factual power will be revealed as a construct in which we have yet to find a new belief.
The three works in the exhibition are very different from one another. The most recent work, Travel, is in fact one of my first ideas (1996). It can and should therefore be considered as an early work. Oil workers... attempts to channel a political narrative into an impressionist study - an attempt that would be impossible if it was not for duration to help it sink in, while Highway Wreck is an allegory of overlooking and oblivion.
An essay David Claerbout, L’Oeil infini by Corinne Rondeau will be published at the Nicolas Chaudun Editions in October 2013.
A talk between the artist and Corinne Rondeau will be organized at the gallery (date to be announced).
David Claerbout (b. 1969, Kortrijk, Belgium) lives and works in Antwerp and Berlin.
David Claerbout has been featured in numerous international solo exhibitions as (selection) : Kunsthalle Mainz, AT; Secession, Vienna, AT; Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE; Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, IT; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL; Parasol Unit, London, UK; Wiels, Brussells, BE; SFMoMA, San Francisco, US; DE PONT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE; gl Holte- gaard, Copenhagen, DK; Museo do Chiado, Lisbon, PT; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; MIST LIST VIsual Arts Center, Cambridge, US; Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York, US; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR; Belkin Galleries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA; Photoespaña 2008, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, ES; Fine Arts Museum, Brusells, BE; Le Magasin, Grenoble, FR; Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE. Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee, UK; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, CA; Kunstbau im Lehnbachhaus, Munich, DE; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, ES; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL; Kunstverein Hannover, DE; DIA Center for the Arts, New York, US ...
David Claerbout’s works are held in the permanent collections of major international institutions including (selection): MAC’s Musée des Arts Contemporain – Grand-Hornu, BE; Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, FR; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE; ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, FR; Museum für moderne Kunst, Fran- kfurt, DE; Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE; FRAC Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, FR; S.M.A.K, Gent, BE; Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, FR; Rennie Collection, Vancouver, CA; Emanuel Hoffmann Stiftung, Basel, CH; Fondation Antoine de Galbert, la maison rouge, Paris, FR; Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE; GAM Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, IT; De Pont museum voor hedendaagse kunst, Tilburg, NL; Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, IT; Mudam, Luxembourg; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE; Collection François Pinault, FR; Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, DE; Caldic Col- lectie, Rotterdam, NL; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US; Kramlich Collection; The Margulies Collection, Miami, US; Collection Jeanne and Charles Vandenhove at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, BE; The Museum of Contem- porary Art, Los Angeles, US; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL. ...
Image: Oil workers (from the Shell company of Nigeria) returning home from work, caught in torrential rain, 2013
HD color animation, duration endless, silent
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